Lebanon/Mesa Product

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jmlawns, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. jmlawns

    jmlawns LawnSite Member
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    I have been having trouble with Red Thread the last few years. Site One recommended I use the Lebanon/Mesa product Spring and Fall applications to help with this problem. I did so this year and will see if any improvement next season. Anyone have any experience using this (Lebanon/Mesa) product? They said the N is broken down differently and would last longer in the soil any thoughts out there?
     
  2. jmlawns

    jmlawns LawnSite Member
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    Bump: So I am the only one using Mesa?
     
  3. hort101

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  5. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can also research on here and Google treatment tips and cultural control for red thread
    Ie avoiding watering at night, height of cut etc:)
     
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  6. jmlawns

    jmlawns LawnSite Member
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    All lawns I cut do not have irrigation, so I have to depend on mother nature not always good!:laugh: I do mow at 3.5 ins and like I said trying Mesa for longer lasting N! Not to sound stupid but I do not know how to search for a specific subject on this site!!
     
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  7. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good just trying to cover the bases
    A soil test is good too if you haven't already done so

    Search on here click on the magnifying glass top right corner
    Fill in the options and go
    An example I put in red thread here's the link
    https://www.lawnsite.com/search/42637156/?q=Red+thread&o=date
     
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  8. jmlawns

    jmlawns LawnSite Member
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    Got it Thanks!!
     
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  9. Reedo

    Reedo LawnSite Senior Member
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    It’s a great product. We have been using it for a few years now.
     
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  10. RigglePLC

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    JML, the problem is--that many of the less expensive and older types of perennial rye are very susceptible to red thread fungus. If mixed with an older type of red fescue (like Boreal), it gets worse. Heavy dew areas, which occur in full sun are more prone to the fungus, shade--not so much.
    I suggest reducing water to a half-inch twice per week, in mid afternoon.This reduces average humidity. Avoid water late in the day, as you never want to put your grass to bed when it is still wet.

    Remember that many retail seed types have bluegrass and perennial rye as mixtures. It is typical for the rye to crowd out and dominate the slow-starting Kentucky bluegrass. The rye predominates and the bluegrass struggles up to about 5 percent of the final stand of grass.

    Cutter II--is resistant to red thread. Also, "Mighty". Do not buy any rye that is not resistant.
    http://www.pickseed.com/professional-turf/products/ryegrass/perennial-ryegrass/cutter-ii.aspx
     
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